USS Ross Passed Through Turkish Straits

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US Navy destroyer, DDG-71 USS Ross passed through the Turkish Straits today and entered to the Black Sea.

The Arleigh Burke class ship, is one of the 4 ships upgraded with the Ballistic Missile Defense System and forward deployed in Rota, Spain.

Brazilian Training Ship Arrived In Istanbul

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The training ship of Brazilian Navy U-27 Brasil arrived this morning in Istanbul.

BNS Brazil stops by in Istanbul every couple of years during the training cruise of Brazilian Naval Cadets.

I have no information how long she will stay here.

Someone Shot At This

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On 5 August 2014, P-305 TCG Ağ-5 was seen passing through Bosphorus…

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… while towing a target barge…

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…which had a few holes in it.

I have witnessed the northbound passage of the veteran boom defence ship TCG Ağ-5 through Bosphorus. In the age of long ranged ammunition the boom defence vessels are more or less useless for their original purpose. Thus TCG Ağ-5 is mainly used as a tug or buoy tender.

Yesterday she was towing a target barge with a multiple hits on it. I have no idea who shoot at it and where but someone had at least 3 hits on it.

The Remains Of My Holiday

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A small interception boat of Greek Coast Guard, LS-1004

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A small interception boat with a cabin of Greek Coast Guard, LS-129

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The Antoniou class patrol boat of Greek Navy, P-287 HS Kelefstis Stamou

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The Arun 60 class lifeboat of Greek Coast Guard, SAR-519

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The Motomarine Patnher 57 7MkII class boat of Greek Coast Guard, LS-611

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The fast patrol boat of Italian Coast Guard, CP-292

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The fast patrol boat of Italian Coast Guard, CP-287

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The Kaan 19 class fast intervention boat of Turkish Coast Guard TCSG-24

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The Kaan 19 class fast intervention boat of Turkish Coast Guard TCSG-28

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This is Gearing class destroyer D-346 TCG Alçıtepe. She started her life in 1943 as USS Robert A. Owens. She served in USN until 16 February 1982 and transferred to Turkish Navy on the same day. She served in Turkish Navy for another 16 years. She was decommissioned in 1998. This photo was taken in 1989.

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This weeks post features the Hamburg class destroyer of German Navy D-184 FGS Hessen. This photo was taken in 1989 during her last cruise. She was decommissioned March 1990.

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This is Italian warship D-551 ITS Audace. Armed with a 127mm main gun 4 76mm secondary guns, Sea Sparrow and SM-1 Standard anti-air missiles and Otomat anti ship missiles she was a deadly ship. This photo is probably taken in 1992.

 

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To celebrate the Bastille Day, I am posting the photo of  the French T-53 class destroyer D-633 FS Duperre. This photo was taken in 1989.

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This weeks photo feature the Falkland War veteran F-90 HMS Briliant. She served in the Brazilian Navy 8 years in addition to her service in RN of 18 years.

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This is Soviet replenishment tanker Berezina, making a northbound passage through Bosphorus. This photo was taken in August 1991.

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